Seychelles participated in the 26th Korea World Travel Fair, also known as KOTFA, from May 30 to June 2, 2013, with the Regional Manager of the Seychelles Tourist Office, Korea, Ms. Julie Kim; the Seychelles Honorary Consul General, Mr. Dong Chang Jeong; and representatives from 7 Degrees South and Creole Travel Services attending.
The Seychelles stand was highly appreciated by the visitors of KOTFA featuring the photos showing the heavenly beauty of Seychelles and exhibiting Seychelles artifacts, delicacies, and newspapers.
Seychelles had a lucky draw with complimentary accommodation at Le Domain de l’Orangeraie (4 nights) for the 1st prize, while another 49 winners received gifts such as a Seychelles Marathon T-shirt, posters, Seychelles Travel Guide Book, and other items which will remind them of Seychelles.
On the June 1 and 2, the stand held a survival O/X quiz for which the last top 5 won such prizes as a Seychelles Travel Guide Book, posters, and Seychelles artifacts. The Seychelles Tourist Office did not forget to also reward the other participants by distributing Seychelles Turtle Toys, sponsored by Mr. Dong Chang Jeong.
During the fair, the Seychelles stand was interviewed by the no. 1 Korean English television channel, Arirang TV, which airs its news to 9.7 million households in the four corners of the world in real time.
At the closing ceremony on June 2, Seychelles won The Best Publicity Award from KOTFA for its proactive promotional activities for KOTFA visitors.
KOTFA is the biggest and oldest consumer and trade fair in South Korea, which this year is attended by around 400 organizations from 56 countries. It was visited by over 110,000 people.
Seychelles is emerging rapidly in the Korean market as the “it” destination for honeymoon and family holidays.
Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .